Isco and Asensio hand Solari selection headache

Tyler Owen
December 9, 2018

A satisfying afternoon for Real Madrid was not quite as rewarding for Mariano Diaz, who had to be withdrawn with a muscular injury.

It was Santiago Solari's first game in charge since signing a permanent deal with Los Blancos as his side was unable to find the back of the net in the embarrassing defeat.

Dani Carvajal is set to start at right-back, with former Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois between the sticks ahead of Keylor Navas.

"I'm not on social media and didn't see Isco's photo".

Real cantered into the next round with a first-half double from Marco Asensio and a second-half brace from Isco, with Javi Sanchez and Vinicius Junior completing the drubbing.

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Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari has told his players to forget about the FIFA Club World Cup after seeing them crush minnows Melilla to secure a seventh win in eight games.

This wasn't the only decision he has made since taking over with the aim of protecting his squad.

He took big strides, controlled the play and commanded the young Madrid team, and performed well alongside the other star men Vinicius Junior and Asensio.

The skillful midfielder who also captained his side during the tie scored two wonderful goals in the second half and was also decisive in the final third during the encounter.

Since Casemiro picked up a knock against Celta Vigo, Marcos Llorente has stepped up to fill in for the burly Brazilian. Players need to give the best of themselves to be available and to then do the best possible.

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